On Saturday night, North Korea held a rare parade presided over by leader Kim Jong-un. The nightly parade was intended to mark the 75th anniversary of the worker’s Party.
Typically, North Korea uses the parade to show what they are in terms of new missile development. This was as typical during the Saturday night event as it was with intercontinental ballistic missile.
The country has not held such a parade in the past two years, but now it has come at the time when the US is just weeks away from the presidential election.
Since the first summit between the US president, Donald Trump, and Mr. Kim held in 2018, North Korea had not featured ballistic missiles in its parade.
The parade took place on Saturday before dawn, the South Korean military reported, and it is not yet known why it was held so early.
For weeks, satellite photos had captured many people practicing and preparing for Saturday’s parade.
A foreign official in Pyongyang had been told to avoid traveling around the city or approaching the location where the event was to take place and photography was also prohibited.
No foreign media or foreigners were allowed during the event. Analysts rely on edited footage from the state media to judge the parade.
The pictures showed the North Korean president in a gray western-style suit while receiving flowers from children.
In a speech, Mr. Kim said North Korea would continue to strengthen its military for self-defense and deterrence. He was also grateful that North Koreans did not contract Covid-19, a virus that killed over 1,074,024 people after infecting over 37 million people around the world.
In his speech, Mr. Kim wished good health to all people around the world fighting the evils of this nasty virus.
Although the leader claims his country is COVID-19 free, he has continued to hold a high-level meeting to ensure that strict restrictions remain in place. Many analysts say it is unlikely that North Korea has not recorded any COVID-19 cases
No one was seen wearing a mask during Saturday’s night parade. However, there were fewer people in attendance than usual, as reported by the AFP news agency.
To some extent, North Korea could be free of COVID-19 because of the early mitigation measures it has adopted. The country closed its border with the outside world in the early stages of the pandemic in January, preventing the virus from spreading from neighboring China.
The authorities have treated so harshly anyone who tries to cross the border. Even they released “shoot to kill” orders along the border to keep anyone from crossing the border.
In the same order, a 47-year-old South Korean was shot after he was found by North Korean troops swimming in the waters of the north. He was then shot and set on fire, according to Seoul, an incident the Northern leader apologized last month.
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